WashPost 'Fact Checker' Only Nudges Kamala with '2 Pinocchios' for Wild Vaccine Claims Tim Graham We have good news and bad news on The Washington Post Fact Checker. The good news? They caught up with Vice President Kamala Harris telling Axios there was “no national strategy or plan” for vaccinations when they took office, and they were “starting from scratch.” The bad news? Chief fact-checker Glenn Kessler only rated this whopper as “Two Pinocchios,” or as they define it, “Significant omissions and/or exaggerations. Some factual error may be involved but not necessarily.” Saying they were “starting from scratch” could be classified as a “lie,” but not when you’re typing for a Democratic newspaper. The Post performed this same friendly tap-dance for Democrats before. They gave “Two Pinocchios” to Rep. Ilhan Omar for her whopper that the average full-time worker at McDonald’s in America was $7,000 a year, when it actually a statistic from Poland. She was only off by $13,000 a year, but “two Pinocchios.” By contrast, the Post threw "Four Pinocchios" (pants-on-fire) for President Trump saying hydroxychloroquine "could be" helpful in the treatment of coronavirus. They threw "Four Pinocchios" at Anthony Fauci for saying Italy had "open borders" during the pandemic (with other European countries). In this case, Kessler thinks it's fair game to say there was "no national strategy" since it was "state-centric." You can't have a "state-centric national strategy"? He did think it was "trouble" to say "starting from stratch," even though he elastically allowed they have "fill in the blanks" a bit. The Trump administration approach was more state-centric, less top-down federal oversight, even to the point of not providing funding. To some extent, that reflects a philosophical difference between the two administrations. But the vice president gets into trouble when she says “we’re starting from scratch.” The Biden administration appears to have had to fill in the blanks of the Trump plan and certainly did speed up the tempo of what the Trump administration envisioned. It has added a federal component and pushed for funding for states. Fauci said the Trump plan was “rather vague” and “not a well-coordinated plan.” Biden administration officials may be proud of what they have accomplished, but they shouldn’t suggest that nothing was in place when they walked in the door. They have built on an existing structure left behind by the Trump team. Harris modified her comment by saying “in many ways,” but that’s not quite enough to avoid Pinocchios. She earns Two. "Starting from scratch" is not "trouble." It's non-factual. There is no evidence of such a claim, if we may use the liberal-media argot. For people who lecture about the importance of facts and truth, they seem to be extremely willing to sculpt falsehoods into all kinds of puzzling shapes and then pronounce they're well, half-true. --WashPost 'Fact Checker' Only Nudges Kamala with '2 Pinocchios' for Wild Vaccine Claims | Newsbusters --https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2021/02/20/washpost-fact-checker-only-nudges-kamala-2-pinocchios-wild-vaccine -RETRIEVED-Sun Feb 21 2021 01:41:48 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time)
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Europe Applauds Biden’s Surrender of America First Policies in G7 Speech President Joe Biden on Friday rejected the “America First” policies that started no wars and brought about Middle East peace agreements, objectives that had not been achieved for decades under either political party. Biden’s G7 speech drew praise from foreign nations. “Biden gave exactly the speech that many Europeans wanted to hear – an America that pats you on the shoulders, that doesn’t criticize or demand,” Germany’s influential Der Spiegel magazine wrote. Biden assured the participants, including French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the United States is “determined to reengage with Europe, to consult with [them], to earn back our position of trusted leadership.” Merkel told reporters Friday after Biden’s speech that it is up to Europe to take an example from his first days in office and follow words with actions. She cited the United States’ return to the Paris climate agreement and its decision to stay in the World Health Organization (WHO) despite the agency’s bungling of the virus’s outbreak, which has almost killed half a million Americans. Merkel also referenced the revival of the Iran nuclear agreement as “important steps toward more multilateral cooperation.” European Council President Charles Michel additionally stressed the need for the U.S. to fortify “the rules-based international order,” saying, “A strong partnership needs strong partners.” --Europe Applauds Biden’s Surrender of America First Policies in G7 Speech --https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/02/20/europe-applauds-bidens-surrender-america-first-policies-g7-speech/ -RETRIEVED-Sun Feb 21 2021 01:12:53 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time)
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